Inuvik has a new town council.

Natasha Kulikowski, Alana Mero, Alfred Moses, Tony Devlin, Jesse Harder, Grant Gowans, Kurt Wainman and Donovan Arey have been named to Town Council with 280, 250, 240, 230, 220, 211, 210 and 180 votes, respectively. They will join Clarence Wood, who was acclaimed as Mayor on Sept. 20.

“I want to wish them all well and I look forward to the next three years,” said Wood. “I want to commend the 11 people who put their names forward, in my book you are all winners!”

The highest number of votes cast for a candidate at 280 for Kulikowski.

A recount was needed for eighth and ninth place, with a difference of three votes. In the last election, a voter turnout was 34 per cent, with 739 people casting ballots.

Returning officer Chidinma Amobi said the voter turnout this year was 18 per cent.

“Despite the poor turnout, due in part to our current COVID-19 outbreak, I think Inuvik returned a solid council with a great mix of standard bearers and fresh ideas,” said newly elected Coun. Tony Devlin.

“We have a number of challenges ahead of us, but with such a diverse set of skills represented on Council, I am confident we will succeed.”

Eric Bowling

Your source for all things happening in the Beaufort Delta. Eric jumped at the chance to write for the Inuvik Drum after cutting his teeth in Alberta. He enjoys long walks, loud music and strong coffee....

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